Hello all and welcome to my most excellent web page! My goal in adding this page to the WTS is to entertain my fellow toasters, and maybe even a small segment of the rest of the Web. I'll endeavor to add something new every week, so keep checking in, or look for my announcements on "What's New".
My offerings will fall into two categories: First, original works; artwork, music, photos, or writing that I'm collecting here for self-publication on a scale unimaginable a few years ago. Hopefully, the world's collective yawn won't totally blow me over, but I think you'll enjoy it if you've gotten this far. Second, Stuff I Found On The Web, brought back and held up to the light for your enjoyment. There's a whole underground world of music publication on the Web through a device called "MIDI", and I have a link page or two of my favorites for you to cruise. Also, in commenting on an issue or interest of mine, I'll write some essays filled with links for you to read.
Go directly to the corners of my electronic world by using the navigation bar appearing at the top of this page, or jump down below this section to find out what I've added this week. I'll also be experimenting with time, allowing you to scroll through previous weeks' versions of my pages where appropriate.
Hello all. I'm enjoying a wave of inspiration with this nanofiction stuff, so I have another one for you this week. Here it is:
The Big Play
Josh was Right Fielder the day they hit that long fly ball. This was his big chance, to impress his disappointed father and his whole team. Josh lept. The ball arced down. Josh caught the ladder and pulled himself onto the boxcar. The ball fell into the empty field.
The great news this week, however, is that I've created my very first MIDI file! It's a transcription of the short "Emperor's Dream Reprise" from my 1987 "Dreams" tape. I'm still fiddling with the instruments and various MIDI settings in this song -- I'm learning all kinds of stuff about doing these. If you can play MIDIs on your computer, just click on the above link and enjoy!
The Lisa Joy Adulation Page
Original Music by Number 12
Show Me Your Bus